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I have 2 lady gouldian finches, both males. One of them has
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My go uldian. My gouldian hen is coughing.... making a
my gouldian hen is coughing.... making a clicking sound. i have been treating her for air sac mites but she is not getting better. she has four just hatched babies, there are other birds in the aviary. what to do/? … read more
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Can Finches safely have a tiny bit of whole clove in food
Can Finches safely have a tiny bit of whole clove in food mix. I. E. One small clove refreshed daily but not accumulating. … read more
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One of my finch was panting last nite their about four in
one of my finch was panting last nite their about four in nest I thought maybe hot I made them get out of nest that bird first flew and was almost hanging up side down on wire then fell to bottom of c… read more
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I have a baby gouldian finch. It doesn't have strength to
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Attached are some images taken from a cage housing two Lady
Hi Michael, Attached are some images taken from a cage housing two Lady gouldian finches. They seem fine, but when I put them in the Aviary outside they can't fly up to a perch. They've been in quaran… read more
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,I have an otherwise healthy gouldian finch hen who has
Hi, I have an otherwise healthy gouldian finch hen who has just finished raising a clutch of young. She has now developed a condition whereby she cannot get off the ground. ie, unable to fly. I have c… read more
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We have an small outdoor aviary with 8 finches . We have a
We have an small outdoor aviary with 8 finches . We have a Lady Gouldian that was fine on Sunday, but on Monday was down on the bottom of the cage having difficulty walking and flying. He was tilting … read more
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finches: nesting..ive noticed..have feathers missing..wings
I have an aviary, 8' x 4' walk in, and probably about 50-60 finches at varying ages as they are always nesting and often broods within. I've noticed that a few of the finches have feathers missing fro… read more
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My gouldian finch just escaped from his cage and flew into
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Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation.
Hello - I have a female Lady Gouldian finch who is not a mutation. She's the standard primary colors. A couple of months ago, her right foot became limp and would not grip. She had to stay on a flat s… read more
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I have a few Gouldian finches - one has gone bald and another,
I have a few Gouldian finches - one has gone bald and another, who has recently hatched some chicks, is also losing a lot of head feathers. It seems from my internet searches that it could be an Iodin… read more
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I have a red headed parrot finch that is very active, but also
I have a red headed parrot finch that is very active, but also has been sitting lowon the perch, looks like he bouncing up and down, almost panting. THen he takes off again, is eating and drinking. Is… read more
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male gouldian with apparently stuffy nose.Sounds like tryin
male gouldian with apparently stuffy nose.Sounds like tryin to clear nasal passages constantly for about 3 mts now.No other bird in 5x9 aviary withthat problem. he eats fine, and interacts with other … read more
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base of the beak mean my Lady Gouldian may have Air sac mites..rubs
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I noticed one of my male gouldian finches on the bottom of
I noticed one of my male gouldian finches on the bottom of the aviary yesterday so I've had him in a small cage inside. He seemed to get a little better last night and was picking at seed and sitting … read more
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I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches.
I have an outdoor aviary with a few varieties of finches. I have been losing them one by one over the winter and most of the clutches have not made it. I finally took one very sick one to the vet who … read more
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